On Tuesdays, Vicki, ( I’d Rather Be At The Beach) hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where readers post the opening paragraph (or 2 ) of a book they are reading or that they plan to read.
Summer of 69; Elin Hilderbrand
Little Brown & Company - 2019
"When the Selective Service notice comes for Tiger, Kate's first instinct is to throw it away. Surely, this is every mother's first instinct? Pretend it got lost in the mail, buy Tiger a few more weeks of freedom before the U.S. Army sends another letter--by which time, this god-awful war in Vietnam might be over. Nixon has promised to end it. There are peace talks going on right now in Paris. Le Duan will succumb to the allure of capitalism or The will be assassinated and someone with better sense will take over. Frankly, Kate doesn't care if Vietnam succumbs to the Communists. She wants to keep her son safe."
I started this yesterday and am really enjoying it, especially since I can relate to the time period. Does this one appeal to you? Is it on your summer reading list?